Pokemon GO

Is Inkay Shiny in Pokemon GO?

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Wondering if you can get your hands on a Shiny Inkay in Pokemon GO? Here's what you need to know.

Pokemon GO's next Limited Research event is set to kick off in just a few days time. On Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time, players will be drawn into a brief celebration of a certain Psychic-type Pokemon — Inkay!

Inkay made its Pokemon GO debut during last year's Psychic Spectacular, and has been brought back into the limelight for this new Limited Research event. Spinning Photo Disks at PokeStops will complete Field Research tasks leading players to special Inkay encounters.

But can this psychic squid be Shiny?

Can Inkay be Shiny in Pokemon GO?

Yes — during the Limited Research event, lucky players will have the chance to encounter a Shiny Inkay. This is the first time a Shiny Inkay has been made available in Pokemon GO.

Inkay's default appearance shows the squid Pokemon with a blue body, and a light pink head piece with yellow dots, encased in a translucent cap. Its Shiny counterpart switches the colors up slightly, presenting a gold-colored body with a purple headpiece.

Inkay's Limited Research event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time on Sept. 3.